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Recruitment 2024

[UPDATED 26/06/2024] 

VACANCY #1: Principal/Senior Structural Engineer

Job Description

Coopers is a thriving and family-owned company of civil, geotechnical and structural engineers specialising in design services to house builders and developers large and small in the north-west region.

With continued activity in the housing sector, we are looking to recruit an engineer and a senior engineer to strengthen our structures team of six. Relevant experience should include:

Mini-piling, ground improvement, traditional footings, retaining walls and raft foundations.

Knowledge of Building Regulations, NHBC and British Standards,

Experienced in the use of TEDDS and CADS software.

Conversant with typical low-rise construction detailing including waterproofing/gas membranes and precast flooring/stairs.

Element design in reinforced concrete, structural steel, load bearing masonry and timber.

Able to manage and co-ordinate a number of concurrent projects.

Knowledge of AutoCAD and previous design experience with national house builders an advantage.

Structural surveys, reports and condition surveys.

Commercial awareness is essential and experience of fee calculation is preferable.

This position will be office based, but also involve travel to sites within the region, for which, company transport is available. A valid UK driving license is essential.

A minimum of 3 years related experience is required for the engineer role.

A minimum of 5 years for the senior engineer role.

Assistance with chartership can also be provided for either ICE or IStructE.

The successful applicant will work alongside the existing members of the team based at our Chester Business Park office, Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week.

Please send your CV to [email protected]


VACANCY #2: Graduate Civils Infrastructure Engineer

Job Description

Coopers are currently recruiting a full time Graduate Civil Infrastructure Engineer to join their Roads & Sewers department in Chester. The role will be primarily focused on the design of roads and sewers for residential projects for some of the UK's biggest house builders.

The successful candidate will work alongside four existing infrastructure team members to build on their design skills and software knowledge. Training will be provided but any experience with PDS, MicroDrainage and AutoCAD software would be advantageous. Knowledge of other general office software such as Outlook, Word and Excel would also be useful.

The successful applicant would join our team on the Chester Business Park, working in a modern open plan office, Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week.

Personal requirements

We are looking for an individual who is a hardworking, conscientious team player, who can successfully meet client deadlines and stay within budgets. Good communication is key for communicating well with clients and other team members.

Company information

Coopers has been established in the field of civil, structural, geotechnical and environmental engineering since 1982.

The practice has a wide-ranging depth of expertise, and has a well-established reputation for providing high quality services to a broad client base across the North West of England and Wales.

Please send your CV to [email protected]

No Current Active Engineer Vacancies

Coopers are not actively looking for any engineers. However, we are always happy to recieve CV's from engineers to keep on record for when vacancies become available. If you are interested in joining the team at Coopers please send your CV to [email protected].


Unspecified Opportunities

Whilst we are only actively recruiting for the above position(s), if you have a degree in Civil, Structural, GeoTechnical or Environmental Engineering and would like to be considered to join our team please send your CV to [email protected], we would love to hear from you and keep your details on our files for any future vacancies.

NOTE: Recruitment Agencies must never call our offices, you will not be able to speak to anybody about recruitment on the phone. Recruitment agencies are NOT to email Coopers with candidates for unspecified roles. Recruitment agencies must also NOT email Coopers any candidates without prior agreement of T&C with Neil Cooper. Any candidates suggested via email without prior acceptance of T&C will be disregarded and we reserve the right to contact such candidates directly without any remuneration to the recruitment agency.

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COOPERS is the trading name of Coopers (Chester) Limited.
Company registered in England & Wales. Company number 09730429.
Registered office Park House, Sandpiper Court, Chester, CH4 9QU

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